Psychological effects and mediators of a group multi-component program for breast cancer survivors

@article{Sherman2010PsychologicalEA,
  title={Psychological effects and mediators of a group multi-component program for breast cancer survivors},
  author={Kerry A. Sherman and Greg Heard and Karen Cavanagh},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={33},
  pages={378-391}
}
This study evaluated the short-term impact of YWCA Encore, a mixed-modality group exercise and information support program for breast cancer patients situated in the community setting. Australian post-surgical breast cancer patients (N = 162) were assigned to either the 8-week Encore intervention or a Waitlist control. Intervention impact was assessed in terms of quality of life, cancer-specific distress, and social support. Changes in familiarity with exercise, self-efficacy and social support… Expand
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